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Husny Amerih, OTR, PhD, ATP
Assistant Professor -
Denton

Degrees: B.S., M.S., University of Central Arkansas; PhD, Texas Woman's University.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Physical Disability; Assistive Technology; OT Education and Curricula; Occupational Adaptation of Foreign Therapists
husny@twu.edu    

           

Mary Frances Baxter, OT, PhD, FAOTA
Associate Professor -
Houston
Degrees: B.S., Colorado State University; M.A., Texas Woman's University. Ph.D., University of Houston.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Pediatrics; Neuro-Rehabilitation; assistive and adaptive technology
MBaxter@twu.edu

 

O. Jayne Bowman, LOT, PhD
Associate Professor
- Houston
Degrees: B.A., Mary-Hardin Baylor; B.S., M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis; Ph.D., Texas A & M University.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Pediatrics; sensory integration; child development; measurement, hand strength and hand function; test/retest reliability of assessment instruments
OBowman@twu.edu

 

Patricia Bowyer, OTR, EdD
Associate Professor
and Associate Director - Houston
 Degrees: B.A., Milligan College; Certificate in OT, Eastern Kentucky University M.S., Eastern Kentucky University; EdD., East Tennessee State University; Postdoctoral Research Affiliate, Johns Hopkins University; Postdoctoral Research associate, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests:
Children and Youth as it relates to the Model of Human Occupation; assessment development specific to the Short Child Occupational Profile and Child Occupational Self Assessment as well as other MOHO based pediatric assessments; treatment effectiveness that is based on the Model of Human Occupation
pbowyer@twu.edu 

Diane P. Brown, OTR, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor -
Denton
Degrees: B.M.E, Baylor University; MOT, Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Dementia; Higher Education; Professional Development of OT's; Aging; Research in OT dbrown@mail.twu.edu

 

Debbie Buckingham, OTR, MS, CVE, CCM, CRC
Associate Clinical Professor
- Dallas
Degrees: B.S. Texas Woman's University; M.S. University of North Texas.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Ergonomics; vocational transition; industrial rehabilitation; injury prevention; assistive technology; case management
dbuckingham@twu.edu

 

Regina Michael Campbell, OTR, MS, FAOTA
Associate Professor
- Dallas
Degrees: B.S., Eastern Michigan University; M.S. in Education, University of Michigan.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Adult neurological disorders; motor learning and control; pain management; instructional media; patient education; community based rehabilitation; health promotion; policy-making; leadership
RCampbell@twu.edu

 

Catherine Candler, OTR, PhD, BCP
Associate Professor & Director --
Denton/Dallas/Houston
Degrees: B.S., University of Kansas; M.A., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Pediatrics; school-based therapy; dynamic systems; deaf or hearing impaired pre-school. Board Certified Pediatrics
CCandler@twu.edu

 

Josephine Chan, OTR, PhD, CHS
Professor
- Houston

Degrees: B.S., Hong Kong Polytechnic University; M.A., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., University of Houston.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Adult physical dysfunction; Hand Therapy; Ergonomics; Instructional Technology; Rehabilitation Technology. Certified Hand Specialist.
SChan@twu.edu

 

Pei-Fen Chang, OTR, PhD
Assistant Professor
- Houston
Degrees: B.S., National Taiwan University; M.S., in Gerontology, University of Southern California; Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Patient satisfaction and quality of life in persons with disabilities; Rehabilitation outcomes; Fall prevention for older adults in the community; Health disparities
PChang@twu.edu

 

Harriett Davidson, OTR, MA
Associate Professor
- Houston
Degrees: B.A., B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.A., University of Southern California. Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Psychosocial function; Clinical reasoning; Effect of context and environment upon performance and upon dementia; Hope; Mental health processing; Process of becoming a therapist.
HDavidson@twu.edu

 

Cynthia Evetts, OTR, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Director -
Denton
Degrees:  B.S., Texas A&M University; M.O.T., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Mental health; supporting community participation; occupational stress
cevetts@twu.edu

 

Claudette Voelkel Fette, PhD, OTR, CRC
Assistant Clinical Professor
- Denton
Degrees: B.S., Texas Woman's University; M.S., University of North Texas; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University 
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Strength-based practice and assessment; Mental health promotion and early intervention; Psychosocial Rehabilitation; Family engagement and Wraparound; School-based practice and School Mental Health; Community-based practice and facilitating meaningful occupation
cfette@twu.edu 

 

Tina Fletcher, OTR, EdD, MFA
Assistant Professor -
Dallas
Degrees:  B.S., University of Texas Medical Branch; B.F.A., East Texas State University; M.A., University of Alabama-Birmingham M.F.A., Texas A & M University-Commerce; Ed.D., Texas A & M University-Commerce.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Certified school therapy specialist; Creative Arts interventions; Cultural arts access programming; Creativity; International orphan relief
Tfletcher1@twu.edu

 

Sherrill Harnish, OTR, MA
Associate Clinical Professor -
Denton
Fieldwork Level II
Degrees: B.S., State University of New York-Buffalo; M.A., Texas Woman's University.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Clinical Education; Gerontology; Mental Retardation; Psychiatry; Effects of aging on developmentally delayed adult; Effects of learning styles of students and clinical educators on fieldwork performance; Sexuality issues for chronically ill or disabled individuals
SHarnish@twu.edu

 

Mary Hennigan, OTR, MBA
Assistant Clinical Professor -
Denton
Degrees: B.A., Rosary College; MOT, Texas Woman's University; MBA, University of Dallas.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Physical Dysfunction; Advocacy; Occupational Therapist Job Satisfaction
mhennigan@twu.edu

 

Gayle Hersch, OTR, PhD
Professor
- Houston
Degrees: B.S., Indiana University School of Medicine; M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University School of Education.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Gerontological issues; Activity analysis and therapeutic application; Continuity of functional outcomes for minority elders; Family care-giving of elder kin; Community relocation
GHersch@twu.edu

 

Alicia F. Lohmann, MOT,OTR, CBIS
Assistant Clinical Professor -
Houston
Degrees: B.S. Texas A&M University; MOT Texas Woman's University;
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Neuro Rehab with emphasis in brain injury; Brain injury Specialist; geriatric care; wheelchair seating & positioning  alohmann@twu.edu

 

Vicki Mason, B.S., M.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor
- Dallas and Denton
Degrees: B.S., Murray State University; M.S., University of St. Francis
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Fieldwork Preparation; Health Literacy; Basic Communication Skills as a prelude to Therapeutic Use of Self; Current Trends in the Healthcare Delivery System and the Resulting Effects on Healthcare Practitioners
vmason@twu.edu

 

Marsha Neville, OT, PhD
Associate Professor
 - Dallas

Degrees:
B.S., Eastern Michigan University; M.S., University of Texas, Dallas; Ph.D., University of Texas, Dallas.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Rehabilitation; clinical education; TBI; CVA; Falls in elderly; computerization of tasks
MNevilleSmith@twu.edu

 

Noralyn Davel Pickens, OT, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Director
 - Dallas
Degrees: B.S. Occupational Therapy, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.S. Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; PhD Kinesiology: Therapeutic Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Assessment and research; specializing in qualitative methodologies; aging-in-place and end-of-life care; active in Rebuilding Together, a non-profit organization with an aim of modifying existing homes to allow people with low income to age in their own environments
npickens@twu.edu

 

Gail Poskey, OTR, PhD
Assistant Professor –
Denton

Degrees: B.S., East Central University; MOT, PhD, Texas Woman’s University.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Pediatric Rehabilitation; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Injury and Violence Prevention;  prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome 
gposkey@twu.edu

Eleanor Raffen, OTR, MA
Associate Clinical Instructor -
Denton

Degrees: B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Colorado state University; M.A. in Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Psychiatry; hospice, home health; mental health; cumulative trauma disorders; pulmonary rehabilitation; role of Occupational Therapy within the health care team
ERaffen@twu.edu

 

Sally Schultz, OTR, PhD, LPC
Professor -
Dallas
Coordinator: Doctoral Program - Denton/Dallas/Houston
Degrees: B.S., M.Ed., Texas Tech University; M.O.T., Texas Woman's University; Ph.D., University of North Texas.
Specialty Areas and Research Interests: Psychosocial Rehabilitation; Students with emotional/behaviorial disorders; Neuro-rehabilitation; Occupational Adaptation-theory development/research.  Licensed Professional Counselor.
SSchultz@twu.edu

 

 

 

Accreditation & Graduation Rates

The School of Occupational Therapy graduated a total of 367 Master of Occupational Therapy students from 2011-2013 (117, 116, 134 respectively).  Our graduation rates for those years were 94.5%, 86.5%, and 95%.  Program data results are available at the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapy Examiners (NBCOT) at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA (2682)
www.acoteonline.org

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